Dorothy Simkins

Dorothy Lynn Simkins, 71, of Marlinton, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at her home.

Born Jan. 30, 1943, at Nitro, she was a daughter of the late Arthur L. and Berth Nell Lytton French.

Dorothy was a homemaker and loved Girl Scouts where she served a Girl Scout leader for many years.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Thomas Simkins; daughter, Janelle L. VanReenen and husband, Dennis, of Ashville, N.C.; sons, Ward C. Eister and wife, Paula, of Charleston and Robert T. Eister and wife, Racheal Kong, of San Jose, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Chole Eister and Grayden Eister.

In keeping with her wishes, she was cremated, and a celebration of life was conducted June 1 in Stillwell Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marlinton Fire Department, 709 Second Ave., Marlinton, WV 24954 or the Pocahontas County Opera House, 818 Third Ave., Marlinton, WV 24954.

Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye is in charge of Arrangements. Online condolences may be made at